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A group of “incensed MS-13 members” beat a young girl with a bat in Kensington, Md., according to authorities. The 15-year old girl was also a human trafficking victim.

From the report in WLJA: Late last month, Ivan Alexis Pena-Rodriguez, 20, Yervin Josue Romero-Rivera, 21, and Miguel Angel Ayala-Rivera, 24, were all formally charged with first-degree assault, plus other assorted criminal counts.

According to court documents obtained by WJLA, Montgomery County authorities served a search and seizure warrant at a suspected MS-13 hangout house along the 11200 block of Valley View Avenue in Kensington, near Albert Einstein High School. As a result of that warrant, an unnamed source told detectives about an incident that left a 15-year-old girl “severely” wounded and bloody.

The source explained Ayala-Rivera, a high-ranking local MS-13 leader who goes by the nickname “Noctorno,” pimps out a number of underage girls from a number of states. On Aug. 1, 2017, the source said Pena-Rodriguez, Romero-Rivera, Ayala-Rivera, plus two other men, used a solid bat to beat the girl behind the single-family home along Valley View Avenue. The men reportedly took turns whacking the 15-year-old girl’s flailing body — 28 swings in total. Her injuries included an “indented” buttocks, discolored arms and legs, and visible bleeding from the neck down.

According to another source, Ayala-Rivera ordered the clubbing because he felt the young girl was “not doing a good job as an MS-13 prostitute.”

The report continues: According to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Romero-Rivera and Ayala-Rivera are in the United States illegally. ICE has submitted immigration detainers with Montgomery County authorities for both men. Court paperwork indicates Pena-Rodriguez was born in El Salvador, but ICE said it cannot publicly share information about the 20-year-old.

 

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